I dare say that most of us are looking forward to 2021 ending and hoping for a smooth transition to 2022. We are thankful that we were able to carry on serving our community and patients during 2021, we actually saw an increase in the number of patients seeking acupuncture as a way of controlling both pain and anxiety and we anticipate this will grow as we all try to adjust to the uncertainty of 2022.
At the end of the month it will be the Chinese New Year, the year of the water tiger, which will promise to be a year with a greater level of clarity and purpose for many. Also during January we will be welcoming a new associate to our clinic, Irena Lenc, she is an acupuncture student at the NCA and will be offering massage, gua sha and cupping treatment to our patients.
Later in the year we are planning to start a study group for acupuncturists and therapists who are interested in traditional Chinese medicine and will be covering the subject of Stone Medicine, not crystal healing! But traditionally used for acute injuries and for controlling certain types of infections, it supplements acupuncture, herbal and dietary medicine and is also used for chronic health conditions to help the patient reaffirm their commitment to self-healing, it tends to work on a deep energetic level to facilitate change. We look forward to the coming year and hope everyone stays safe and well.